Gone are the days when the only can you could roast a chicken on was a beer can. Inspired by our Facebook followers who begged the question: "What else can I put in a chicken throne?" we offer you this awesome recipe for Asian Rubbed Chicken on a Ginger-Ale throne. This chicken is incredibly juicy. Slightly sweetened by the steam from the soda and mixed with the bold and slightly spicy flavors of our new Asian BBQ Rub, this is a chicken recipe to top the charts!
Asian BBQ Rubbed Chicken on a Ginger-Ale Throne
PREP TIME: 5 minutes, plus let marinate overnight for 12 to 24 hours
COOK TIME: 40 to 60 minutes
SERVES: 2 to 4
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Hickory, Oak, Pecan or Alder
1 3 to 4 pound whole chicken
1 can Ginger Ale
Traeger Asian BBQ Rub
Rinse chicken in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Cover the chicken all over with Traeger Asian BBA Rub; make sure to drop some in the inside too. Place in large bag or bowl and cover and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours.
When ready to cook, set the Traeger to Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Preheat the grill to 375 degrees F with the lid closed for 10 to 15 minutes.
Open your can of ginger ale and take a few big gulps. Set the can of soda on a stable surface. Take the chicken out of the fridge and place the bird over top of the soda can. The base of the can and the two legs of the chicken should form a sort of tripod to hold the chicken upright.
Stand the chicken in the center of your hot grate and cook the chicken till the skin is golden brown and the internal temperature is about 170 F on a instant-read thermometer. Takes anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour.
De-throne that chicken and enjoy!!